Nanotechnology, material science, and biomedicine at Tomsk Polytechnic University

Photons, electrons, phonons, plasmons: Studying light-matter interaction from the micro down to the nanoscale!

It is not just about knowing how much matter is there, but what is it, what is its function, and where!

Tip-enhanced nano-optics

We can answer these questions by developing advanced methods for nanoscale characterization. In particular by coupling atomic force microscopy with Raman spectroscopy.

Flexible electronics

Material-wise, we are interested in finding out how do matter properties change when going nano. Is there any functionality that we could exploit in energy harvesting or sensing applications?

2D and plasmonics

Going beyond graphene and MoS2, could we ride the next wave of high-profile research in novel two-dimensional materials and their hybrids with organic counterparts?

Generating New Ideas Solving Big Problems

Active projects


Papers published


TERS-team started it’s journey at Chemnitz University of Technology at 2007. It was founded by Prof. Raul D. Rodriguez and Prof. Evgeniya Sheremet. Together they created a strong research team with lots of collaborations around the world

Latest news from TERS-team

Electronic tattoos for health monitoring

A PhD student of Tomsk Polytechnic University Anna Lipovka is designing a technology for creating electronic tattoos sensors out of graphene oxide. This material allows significant reduction of the cost of the existing technology. Recently, Anna’s project has become...

TPU young scientists to receive M130 rubles funding from Russian Science Foundation

One of Russia’s largest foundations, Russian Science Foundation (RSF) has announced winners under two programs: Conducting Initiative Research by Young Scientists and Conducting Initiative Research by Scientific Groups under the Guidance of Young Scientists within the...

TPU scientists find the ways the surface structure impacts the quality of nano-images

The research team of Tomsk Polytechnic University analyzed the effect of the surface structure of the substrate on optical signals in nano-spectroscopy. The team managed to identify several so-called artifacts, which affect the quality of the obtained nano-images. The...